Mercedes eEconic goes into production

Mercedes eEconic goes into production

Daimler Truck began producing the Mercedes-Benz eEconic, its second all-electric truck.

Mercedes-Benz eEconic

The Mercedes-Benz eEconic is for urban municipal use.

Mercedes-Benz eEconic

The vehicle is based on the Mercedes-Benz eActros, which goes into production in 2021. Both types are made at Germany's Wörth.

Mercedes-Benz eEconic

Electric trucks are produced on the current Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks assembly plant. After assembly, the eEconic goes to the Future Truck Center for electric drive components (including batteries and other high-voltage components).

Mercedes-Benz eEconic

eEconic can cover most garbage collection routes in a single shift without intermediary fees.

Mercedes-Benz eEconic

The Mercedes-Benz eEconic e300 has 336 kWh of battery capacity. Waste collection range is 100-150 kilometers (62-93 miles).

Mercedes-Benz eEconic

Peak charging power is 160 kW, and 20 to 80% charge takes 75 minutes (SOC).

Mercedes-Benz eEconic

First series-produced eEconic will be given to Danish waste disposal company Urbaser A/S.

Mercedes-Benz eEconic

Customers in Europe can try the automobiles since May. It's time to ramp up production and delivery.

Mercedes-Benz eEconic

In 2024, Mercedes-Benz Trucks plans to introduce a 40-ton semi with a 500-km range, the eActros LongHaul (311 miles).

Mercedes-Benz eEconic

First prototypes are undergoing internal tests and will hit public roads this year.

Mercedes-Benz eEconic

It gives hope that highways will become quieter and cleaner, but it may be a long process requiring investment in production capacity and charging infrastructure.

Mercedes-Benz eEconic